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June, 1999 Archive

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, June 30th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Announcement/Events
Rumors
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information on an Unreal mission pack called Na Pali, news about a Virtual Wings Professional demo, some news from Blizzard, some news from LogicWare, some information about Mac Pharoah, some information about a new Mac WWII Sim, some information about problems with ATI on Carmageddon II RAVE, information about a new resource for Mac programmers, and links to several interviews on the Web.

Inside Mac Games

MacOPINION

Oil Barons of the Twenty-First Century
What do oil prices in Northern California have to do with the way Apple relates to the computer world? Marc Zeedar has the answers. A good read.

Oil Barons of the Twenty-First Century

Low End Mac

USB Is Enough
Dan Knight thinks that the promise of USB has been realized and that there is nothing that iMac owners need do without.

USB Is Enough

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has information on Jazz Jackrabbit 2, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, an update on Mac Half-Life, a link to our own Name of the Game, some Mesa3dfxEngine information, some Unrela information, an update on Raven's Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, information on a chat with developers of Caesar III and Pharaoh, some news from Aspyr Media, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has news about a gret CompUSA deal, tips on installing ATA drives, more information on the modem guard defect, more information on PowerBooks, and tons lf product announcements.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, June 29th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Announcement/Events
Humor/Cartoons
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information about a possible Mac port of Pharoahs, information about Fly!, the results of a poll asking their readers about 3D cards, links to a Unreal Tournament interview, information about a new feature at PlanetQuake called Quake 3 Point/Counterpoint, links to a Quake 3: Arena preview,links to a Na Pali review, some Oni 3D support information, news that Turtle Dice 2.0 has been released, an update on Clan Lord, and more.

Inside Mac Games

Low End Mac

Third Voice -- One Too Many
Scott Link comments on Third Voice and offers some excellent points for consideration. A good read.

Third Voice -- One Too Many

Third Voice -- One Too Many
Dan Knight also takes another look at this seconghander technology. Another good read.

Third Voice -- One Too Many

MacOPINION

The Third World is Not All Bad
Philip Machinik has a follow-up to his article about service outside the States. This time he has some incredible things to say about service from Honda in South Africa and asks why Apple can't learn from this example.

The Third World is Not All Bad

Quicktime 4: Three Strikes and Yer Out!
Jeff Lewis has some problems with QuickTime 4 including its look and the installation process.

Quicktime 4: Three Strikes and Yer Out!

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has an update on Fly!, the results of a reader poll on processors with some surprising results, links to a preview of Quake III: Arena, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, links to an interview with an Unreal Tournament artist, links to an interview with a Deus Ex lead designer, news about the release of Turtle Dice 2.0, some news from Blizzard Entertainment, some news that the Marathon 2 and Marathon Infinity theme songs have been released, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has more information from PC Expo, more tips on installing additional ATA drives in blue G3 Power Macs, information from readers on ISPs that will stream QuickTime 4 content, and lots of product information.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, June 28th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Rumors
Gaming News
Announcement/Events
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news about Half-life and Macworld, information about Unreal, news that Quake II has gone GM!, information on John Carmack's .plan file, some Quake 3 information, some information from Mark Adams of Wesltlake Interactive, some 3Dfx information, information on a MAC-O-RAMA sale and more.

Inside Mac Games

MacOPINION

You Robot
Mornings, coffee, computers, and the workplace. What do these things have in common? Only Del Miller could explain it. check it out, a good read.

You Robot

Applelinks

Part I: Wake Up! It's Time to Be A Target
WooooHoooo!!! John Farr and John Martellaro have written a joint column with lots of information about setting up a firewall. They even talk about why you need one. A good read.

Part I: Wake Up! It's Time to Be A Target

Part II: Nobody Here But Us Chickens!
WooooHoooo!!! John Farr and John Martellaro have written a joint column with lots of information about setting up a firewall. They even talk about why you need one. A good read.

Part II: Nobody Here But Us Chickens!

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has information on the next release of Quake III, news that John Carmack has again resumed public logs, news that their reviews are now featured on MacReviewZone (congrats!), information on the release of a new game called Emergency Room 2, links to a preview of Ion Storm's Deus Ex, links to a preview movie of Zex, information on a new sale from MAC-O-RAMA, and more.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has a great report from PC Expo written from a Mac perspective, anupdated MacHack 1999 special report, an update to their report on Lombard PowerBooks, tips on adding an ATA drive, and lots of product information.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, June 25th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Gaming News
Humor
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news that Descent 3 will be playable at Macworld, more information on VooDoo 3 and Blue and White G3s, some MYth II news, news on an update to Railroad Tycoon II, information on a new Mouse from Kensington, information on an update to Falcon 4, information on Virtual PC 3, information on Unreal Tournament, and more.

Inside Mac Games

MacWeek

RFI Report: Mac bites dog
Robert Morgan examines the effect that rumors have onthe media and thus on Wall Street. Hew also looks at the way the media is now looking for nasty Apple stories to run with. A good read.

RFI Report: Mac bites dog

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has a an Oni interview with Bungie's Lorraine Reyes, they are also welcoming Michael Watson to the writer staff, they have some news from Aspyr Media, information about the release of Bugdom, information about Unreal Tournament, information about a Mac version of System Shock 2, links to more screenshots from Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen, a new A Drop of the Hard Stuff, links to an Experience interview with Patrick Moynihan, information about a MAC-O-RAMA sale, and a new Tpssin' The Ball/

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacOPINION

Miscellaneous Ramblings #19
Charles Moore catches us up on all the latest PowerBook information, news, and rumors.

Miscellaneous Ramblings #19

A Faint Scent Of Citrus? Say It Isn't So!
Chrales Moore sees angst building about the Lombard PowerBooks.

A Faint Scent Of Citrus? Say It Isn't So!

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has a great report from MacHack 99, more information about a modem security flaw, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, June 24th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Gaming News
Annoumcements/Events/Contests
Rumors
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has updated their report on 3Dfx's announcement, news that the Bugdom Demo has been released, information on a new version of MacMAME, links to Deep Space Nine: The Fallen screenshots, information on a new Gaming Chair, links to more Tribes 2 interviews, links to an Alien vs. Predator review, information on a new Suncom Joystick Available for USB, and links to a guide to Mac 3D Cards.

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has a review of Deer Hunter, an article about the great news from 3Dfx, news that Kevin Harrison has joined their staff, some Descent 3 information, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, news about a Mac version of Wheel of Time, some UNreal information, links to two new Experience screenshots, information about a new version of MacMAME, information on a Bugdom demo, links to a Starsiege: Tribes 2 interview, information on a ChessWorks update, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacOPINION

Plundering the Pirates
Our good friend John Martellaro didn't much care for the Pirates of Silicon Valley moview that recently debuted on TNT. In fact, he doesn't care for many TV reenactment movies. A good read.

Plundering the Pirates

Dr. Strangetim, or "How I Learned to Stop Extending and Love the System"
Dr. Tim Hilman is a bit tense about extensions, screen savers, and other unnecessary software.

Dr. Strangetim, or "How I Learned to Stop Extending and Love the System"

Your Letters to Apple (or me)
Eric Barzeski has some letters on the QuickTime 4 interface issue.

Your Letters to Apple (or me)

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has even more new information about a modem security flaw, news of a new version of QuickTime 4, information on a problem with MAc CD-ROMs, information about a problem with Lombard units, and lots of product announcements.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, June 23rd
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Gaming News
Annoumcements/Events/Contests
Rumors
Cartoons
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has some great news from 3Dfx, links to a new Ferazel's Wand movie, some news about Cythera, links to some new Parsec screenshots, some thoughts from the maker of a Myth II maps, information on an Unreal update, information on Unreal Tournament, some information on Ninja Quake, some information on the Mac National Games Championship, links to a FAKK2 Preview, and more.

Inside Mac Games

The Daily iMac

PC Maker Blatantly Rips Off iMac Enclosure Style
The Daily iMac has a great report on what is assuredyl one of the most blatant design ripoffs we have seen in a long time. Seems PC companies have finally jumped the bandwagon. A definite read.

PC Maker Blatantly Rips Off iMac Enclosure Style

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has a review of Hoyle Board Games, information on a new Ferazel's Wand movie, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, a link to our own Name of the Game column, information on a new UInreal update, links to a Railroad Tycoon II giveaway, links to a preview of Ritual's Heavy Metal FAKK2, links to a Unreal Tournament screenshot, links to a Starsiege: Tribes 2 interview, links to some Parsec screenshots, information on a new Myth II map, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Convergence: Count On It
Dan Knight thinks "convergence," the joining together of TV and computers, will happen.

Mac Musings - Convergence: Count On It

MacOPINION

Quick - Cover Your Children's Eyes! Or I'll Do It For You
Jeff Lewis has a thought provoking piece on censorship.

Quick - Cover Your Children's Eyes! Or I'll Do It For You

Complexity II
Mark Zeedar peeks into your System Folder to try and find out what all that stuff is that sits in there!

Complexity II

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has new information on a modem security flaw, information on a PowerBook pixel problem, great information on the shipping date of the P1, updates to their parallel processing page, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, June 22nd
MacOS News Headlines
Site Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Gaming News
Annoumcements/Events/Contests
Rumors
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News
MacWeek

Editorial: P1 reality check
MacWeek has an excellent editorial on the status of the P1, an excellent read.

Editorial: P1 reality check

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has a review of Gungan Frontier, links to some cool Mac specials, some news from the maker of some of the best Myth II maps available, some Quake III news, news about new updates for Falcon 4 and Unreal, some information about The National Macintosh Gaming Championship, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, some information on Unreal Tournament, information on a game called Overload, links to a preview of Deus Ex, some news from MAC-O-RAMA, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

The Daily iMac

Megahertz Demystified: What Really Determines Your Computer's Speed
Amy Hoy is taking the mystery out of the word Megahertz and telling you what's really important.

Megahertz Demystified: What Really Determines Your Computer's Speed

Applelinks

Configuring AppleShare file services
Paul Shields has the scoop on setting up an AppleShare file server for small offices.

Configuring AppleShare file services

Low End Mac

Something to Remember
Steve Woods reminds us that though we may be wiring our schools for the 21st century, much of the existing wiring may have come from early on in the 20th century.

Something to Remember

MacOPINION

Information Technology and the Mayan Priesthood
Del Miller has a great column today. IT departments, the Maya, and the revelation that he is meant to do more than just work for aliving all add up to a fantastic column. Definitely a must-read.

Information Technology and the Mayan Priesthood

Cheer Up: Apple's Not The Only Bad One
Philip Machanik found out that Apple is not the only company to have difficulty with customer service.

Cheer Up: Apple's Not The Only Bad One

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on a modem security flaw, and lots of product announcements.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, June 21st
Site Summaries
MacOS News Headlines
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has some exciting news about a new map for Myth II, information on a new update for Unreal, links to a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force interview, links to some Diablo II movies in RealVideo format, some information on Bungie's web site, links to some Tribes 2 inteviews, and more. Check it out!

Inside Mac Games

Applelinks

Internet Work
John Farr has it at it again. This time his wandering tale takes you from wind dragons to graphic design. A good read.

Internet Work

Is My New G3 a PC in Disguise?
John Martellaro has been having way too much fun with his new Blue & White G3. This time he tells the problems he had with making the system a dual-boot MacOS X Server/MacOS 8.6 machine.

Is My New G3 a PC in Disguise?

Merced/McKinley Again: Final Comment
We'll let John Farr explain this one himself..."I try to extricate myself from the tar baby of dueling rumors. . ." A good read for people interested in the goings on at Intel.

Merced/McKinley Again: Final Comment

Low End Mac

Tomorrow's iMac
Dan Knight takes a look at the latest "innovative" offerings from Gateway and NEC.

Tomorrow's iMac

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has their own budget speaker review, a new poll, information about another update to Unreal, a Mac Descent 3 status update, some news from Aspyr Media, some news that Liquid Metal has released MacPuyo, some information about Voodoo 3, links to an interview with LucasArts writer, news that Lost Souls has been released, news about the Mac version of Caesar III, some news about Cythera, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, links to an interview with Starsiege: Tribes 2 project manager, a new Tossin' The Ball, and more.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on a modem security flaw, and lots of product announcements.

MacInTouch

Top Stories
News Stories
Gaming News
Rumors
Annoumcements/Events/Contests
Opinions
Cartoons
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, June 18th
Site Summaries
MacOS News Headlines
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news about Apple's QD3D Team, news about Unreal, information about a new game called Lost Souls, news about Aliens Vs. Predators, some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force xlarifications, information about an update to Native Assault, information about a MAC-O-RAMA sale, and more.

Inside Mac Games

Low End Mac

Is the iMac Passe?
Dan Knight has some thoughts on a lot of iMac issues. Numbers, popularoty, models, and the future of the li'l computer that could.

Is the iMac Passe?

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL their own Falcon 4 review, information on Aliens vs. Predator, some Unreal information, a link to a Caesar III interview with Ken Parker, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, five Diablo II desktop pictures, links to a Starsiege: Tribes 2 interview and preview, some information on a new game called Psion Boy, information on Native Assault, a preview of a new World War series for Myth II, information on a new Quake hotline server, links to a first look at Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacOPINION

The PowerBook 1400 Revisited
Charles Moore thinks the PowerBook 1400 is worth another look. In fact, he calls it one of the best PowerBooks ever.

The PowerBook 1400 Revisited

Miscellaneous Ramblings #18
Charles Moore has rounded up some of the portable stories around the Internet.

Miscellaneous Ramblings #18

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has more information on PowerBook inventory issues, they have again updated their PowerBook 400 review with more reader information, reader reports on one of IXMICRO's new graphic cards, information about the password bug in MacOS 8.6, and lots of product information.

MacInTouch

Top Stories
News Stories
Gaming News
Rumors
Annoumcements/Events/Contests
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, June 17th
Site Summaries
MacOS News Headlines
MacWeek

RFI Report: Apple's pregnant pause
John Morgan has an excellent piece on Apple's current holding pattern in the stock market. Excellent advice coupled with lots of facts makes this an excellent read.

RFI Report: Apple's pregnant pause

nside Mac Games

News Summary
Inside Mac Games has some cool news about a Mac version of Starseige: Tribes II, information on an Oni-Related interview with Doug Zartman, some really cool Bungie.net information, some info on Unreal Tournament, an interview with a Quake 3: Arena designer, some information on a Mac version of Railroad Tycoon II: the Second Century, news about a Traitor's Gate Demo, links to an interview with Messiah's Creator, some Aliens Vs Predator information, and the results from a poll by Sierra Studios.

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL information comparing the performance of RAVE games on the ATI Orion as compared to the newly announced ForMac acclerator, news that Railroad Tycoon II: The Second Century is coming to the Mac, some specifics on Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force, links to an Oni interview with Doug Zartman, links to an interview with id's Paul Jaquays, some Aliens vs. Predator news, news about a new game called Silver&Wood, links to a Diablo II desktop picture, a new Touch of the HArd Stuff, some Unreal Tournament information, information on a sale from MAC-O-RAMA, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacOPINION

Be Careful of What's Lurking in the ISP Closet
Tim Hillman is offering some great advice on choosing an ISP. A good read, especially if you are at all interested in a sort of inside story on the way they function.

Be Careful of What's Lurking in the ISP Closet

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has more information on PowerBook inventory issues, they have again updated their PowerBook 400 review with more reader information, reader reports on one of IXMICRO's new graphic cards, information about the password bug in MacOS 8.6, and lots of product information.

MacInTouch

Top Stories
News Stories
Gaming News
Rumors
Annoumcements/Events/Contests
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, June 16th
Site Summaries
MacOS News Headlines
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has some cool news that Unreal Tournament is in testing, information on an ATI driver update,more Info on Formac Permedia 3 cards, information on an IMG chat, a Diablo II Preview, a screenshot, and Movies, information on a Team Fortress II web site, some information on a Star Trek Voyager update and preview, some Descent 3 information, and more. Check it out.

Inside Mac Games

MacOPINION

Digital Dead-End
In a challenging piece, Dell Miller says we need to rethink our vision of the future because even our vision of today is a little off-base. A great read.

Digital Dead-End

Apple's Road Ahead Part 13: Wrap Up
Philip Machanik thinks Apple is making a mistake by not taking smaller customers more seriously. He wants Apple to Think Different about these smaller customers because of the potential they have and because they stuck with Apple through thick and thin.

Apple's Road Ahead Part 13: Wrap Up

My Letter to Apple
Eric Baraeski has written a letter to Apple about QuickTime 4's interface and he thought he would share it wil us.

My Letter to Apple

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has information about new gaming graphics cards coming to the Mac, some Quake 2 news, information about an ATI Driver update, news that EA has released a Skydive! for the Mac, information on a MacMAME updtae, an update on Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force, a new Drop of the Hardstuff, a new Chessworks release, a Diablo II gameplay movie, information on an update to TheZone, and a link to our own column The Name of the Game. Check it out!

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on Apple doing the right thing on PowerBook inventory issues, they have updated their PowerBook 400 review with more reader information, and lots of product information.

MacInTouch

Top Stories
News Stories
Gaming News
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, June 15th
Site Summaries
MacOS News Headlines
Applelinks

I got half an hour of sleep last night.
Kirk Hiner has written a very amusing tale involving a church lock-in (he explains it), a lack of sleep, and a lot of information about games. Very entertaining read.

I got half an hour of sleep last night.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has some information on Voodoo 3 for the Mac, news on a possible new Mac simulation from Electronic Arts, Quake II status update, news about Harpoon 3, some InputSprocket information, a Settlers III update, a new Descent 3 review and interview, and more.

Inside Mac Games

MacTimes

The Volvo Syndrome: Is The Mac Really The "Liberal's Computer"
MacTimes is exploring the relationship between being liberal and owning an iMac, an effect they are calling the Volvo Syndrome. A good read.

The Volvo Syndrome: Is The Mac Really The "Liberal's Computer"

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has an X-Plane review, news that Rune might be ported to the Mac, information about InputSprockets, a Diablo II gameplay movie, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, information on Harpoon 3, some Descent 3 interview and screenshots, information about a new game called Joy of Hex, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Low End Mac

Third Voice and Copyright
Larry Rosenstein has written arebuttal to Dan Knight's attack on Third Voice. Mr. Rosenstein raises interesting points that offer us more things to think about.

Third Voice and Copyright

MacInSchool - CSU Feedback
Dan Knight and Low End Mac have gotten a lot of feedback on the CSU Windows conversion plans.

MacInSchool - CSU Feedback

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on an Autostart virus on the latest LinuxPPC release CD, information on the latest Windows virus, updated info in their shootout between a 400 MHx PowerBook and other Mac systems, information on installing MacOS X Server on a PowerBook, and lots of product information.

MacInTouch

Top Stories
News Stories
Gaming News
Opinions
Cartoons
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, June 14th
Site Summaries
MacOS News Headlines
MacTimes

Third Voice: Boon or Bane?
MacTimes has an excellent editorial exporing both the pros and cons of Third Voice. not sure what Third Voice is? Check out the editorial and learn all about it.

Third Voice: Boon or Bane?

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information on the demo for Redneck Rampage, information on a brace of lawsuits in the 3D acceleration market, a Diablo II preview, information on a new 3D card from IXMICRO, information on an update to GlideHack, an Oni preview, information on an update to SnapzPro, news on a possible Carmegeddon 2 demo, new Descent 3 Screenshots, news on a new solo Myth II patch, and more.

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has the results of a poll they made, news that Messiah may be coming to the Mac, news that GlideHack 1.11 has been released, some updated info and status on Lance, links to two previews of Oni, a new focus on Mac Hardware, information on a new Mac shareware game called Tracktor Beam, some tips on Quake III performance, a new map for Myth II, a preview of Diablo II, information on Spaceward Ho! 5.0, a new Unreal Tournament screenshot, some Redneck Rampage info, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacSoldiers

My Mac and Quake 3 = One Popular Dorm Computer!
Jon Bonner has a great tale of how his stock Blue and White G3 is attracting attention in his NT training dorm room because of Quake III. Always good to hear about the Mac kicking butt in the gaming world!

My Mac and Quake 3 = One Popular Dorm Computer!

Low End Mac

From Big Iron to Personal Computers
Steve Young has gone from using the Big Iron to a Mac, though it doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell you which one he prefers. Wait, Mr. Young is a rocket scientist...

From Big Iron to Personal Computers

Applelinks

The WARP CORE: "Weesa Gonna Die?
John Martellaro has written another great piece for us this week. Mr. Martellaro, it seems, received a letter from someone in the year 2003 who is having trouble with his speech recognition on his Windows 2000 computer. Very entertaining.

The WARP CORE: "Weesa Gonna Die?

The Regulators: The new world war may just begin down under
There has been a lot of editorializing on the INternet on the recent effort in Australia to control what its citizens can see. Applelinks is offering an excellent editorial on the same subject from an Aussie citizen. A great read.

The Regulators: The new world war may just begin down under

The Big Gray Wall
John Farr examines issues surrounding Sun's CEO, Scott McNealy, and Microsoft's buyin into AT&T's new cable venture. He also tells us about a big gray wall and somehow ties this all together. :-) A great read as always.

The Big Gray Wall

MacOPINION

Why The P1 Is Late
John Martellaro takes a detailed examination of the issues surrounding the P1, including possible reasons the consumer portable is late.

Why The P1 is Late

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has a fantastic review of the PowerBook G3 400 by Rick LePage. Mr. LePage is one the best reviewers in teh industry, so check it out. They also have some information on a reader having trouble installing MacOS X Server on his new PowerBook, informationon an Apple survey of PowerBook owners, updates to their QT4 special report, information from Intuit on their Y2K "fix" for QuickBooks, and lots of product information.

MacInTouch

Top Stories
News Stories
Gaming News
Rumors
Opinions
Cartoons
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, June 11th
Site Summaries
MacOS News Headlines
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has some rumor information on some 3D technologies that may be coming to the Mac, news that Frank Bernier has joined their staff, information on the next Falcon 4 update, information on the Sony vs. Bleem fight, some new Messiah Screen Shots, some information on Stuffit/Zip problems, information on a new demo from TriBond, and lots more! Check it out.

Inside Mac Games

Applelinks

How Editors Work!
NOOOOOO!!!!! John Farr is letting out all our secrets! The International Union of the Brotherhood of Internet Editors will have to bust him now! Seriously though, a very fun read and we deny everything.

How Editors Work!

MacOPINION

Less Tangible - Complexity I
Mark Zeedar has written a delightful piece that examines issues behind what makes the Mac a Mac. He also explores the nature of DOS-lovers complaints about the Mac and why they are wrong. A great read.

Less Tangible - Complexity I

PowerBooks And Subtlety
Charles Moore does a follow-up on another column talking about PowerBooks.

PowerBooks And Subtlety

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has some news about a new Falcon 4 patch, some news from Aspyr Media, information on a Mac version of Age of Empires, new links around the web, some information for Overload beta testers, some bad news about Creatures 2, a link to "Top 10 Games You'll Never See," an update on Anachronox, new Unreal Tournament screenshots, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has more information on QuickTime 4 installer secrets, more info on Final Cut Pro, and lots of product information.

MacInTouch

Top Stories
News Stories
Gaming News
Rumors
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, June 10th
Site Summaries
MacOS News Headlines
Inside Mac Games

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IMG has information on the new Warcraft expansion due this summer, information on the special Apple is offering, news that a TC for Unreal has made it to the Mac, news for Settlers III players, two New Aliens vs Predator Reviews, a Deus Ex interview, an Oni preview, an interview with Epic's Brain "GreenMarine" Reinhart, and some information about a web site looking for a Myth fan to maintain their Myth news.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Applelinks

Web Wars in Quebec
John Farr, ever hot on the trail of censorship, has found that Quebec has joined in a similar type of stupidity that is currently raging in Australia. Not chasing after "offensive" material, the Quebec government is after those miscreant wbemasters whose sites are not available in French. Mr. Farr has the details.

Web Wars in Quebec

MacSoldiers

Macs ARE in schools!
Jon Bonner has to take a month long NT (Doh!) class courtesy of his state. What he found is that many of the school systems in his state are also Mac dominated like his own. A great story, check it out.

Macs ARE in schools!

MacOPINION

Dr. Tim Learns the Meaning of the Dave Matthews Band
Dr. Tim Hillman had a hard crash on his Mac and his column this week tells us all about it.

Dr. Tim Learns the Meaning of the Dave Matthews Band

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has some news from Blizzard about the next Warcraft release, information on Jazz Jackrabbit II, some information about the new Mac porting house called Evolution Interactive, links to hardware stories around the Internet, two screenshots from Experience, some news from Westlake Interactive, many links to game interviews around the web, a preview of Oni, screenshots from Ion Storm's Deus Ex, information on a Fallout 2 petition, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on QuickTime 4 installer secrets, an Apple Technical Info Library note on Final Cut Pro, news that a former Apple Human Interface engineer has lambasted the QuickTime 4 player, and lots of product announcements.

MacInTouch

Low End Mac

CSU Going Windows
Updated:
Dan Knight has updated this article with e-mail addresses and the news on his responses. Over 8,000 people have written in to CSU about their Windows move.

CSU Going Windows

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MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, June 9th
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IMG has the very exciting news that Oni has been named Best Game for last month's E3! They also have information on a Fallout petition, news that a new Mac gaming company called Evolution Interactive has been formed, information on Virtual Game Station, a new Diablo II screenshot, information on Jazz Jackrabbit 2, a preview of Unreal Tournament, and links to two interviews.

Inside Mac Games

MacWeek

The O'Grady Files: For love or money
Jason O'Grady has some thoughts about availbility. Specifically, he is talking about Apple's availability of the new Lombard PowerBooks and their policy of supposedly not announcing products until they had plenty of inventory on hand. He also has a story of tracking down a PowerBook for himself, though it ended in dissapointment. A great read as always.

The O'Grady Files: For love or money

On The Register: G4 delays: Rumor or reality?
Tony Smith has an excellent rundown on the rumors surrounding the G4 chip. He also has lots of information direct from Motorola. A definite read for those interested in the next generation PowerPC chip.

On The Register: G4 delays: Rumor or reality?

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has news from Connetix and Virtual Game Station, information on a poll Sierra is doing for Mac users to choose the next Mac game, all kinds of news from Logicware and the games they are working on, updates on the status of Ciablo II and Star Craft: Brood Wars, infromation on a demo of TriBond, news from Pagea Software and theuir next title Bugdom, some Daikatama screenshots, links to an interview with one of id's programmer, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on a Java security hole, reader feedback from people whining about Apple's QuickTime 4 installation, information on a big tracking system at Apple for QuickTime, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

Low End Mac

CSU Going Windows
Dan Knight is reporting on Cal State making it official tha the university is switching to NT. A gret report from Mr. Knight, we urge you to read it.

CSU Going Windows

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MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, June 8th
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Will Aussie Net Censors Ban Linux?
John Farr has more information on the Australian rush to censorship (by their parliament). In this piece, Mr. Farr talks about some observations made in a Salon article.

Will Aussie Net Censors Ban Linux?

The Farr Site - The Ineffability of Wisdom
John Farr has written a great piece! Mr. Farr took a trip to the local public library and had an encounter with a librarian. While the ending was not as satisfying as one might hope, the story itself is a great read. A definite MUST!

The Farr Site - The Ineffability of Wisdom

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information on the SimCity 3000 announcement, news about an Unreal CTF mod for the latest update to Unreal, links to a gaming poll, some information about a very cool Marathon utility aimed at mapmakers, some information on ATI's Orion card, information on a new web resource for MacQuake players, a Deus Ex preview, and more! Check it out.

Inside Mac Games

MacWeek

Mac the Knife: I am Iron Man
Mac the Knife has another delicous treat for Mac rumor mongers. This week, MtK tells us about Apple's next video package, a new iMac line for =later this year, and some reportedly super-secret news that some QuickTime managers have been downgraded. Always a good read, check it out!

Mac the Knife: I am Iron Man

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has information on an Aliens vs. Predator expansion pack coming to the Mac, a new section that links to gaming issues at other sites, information on the latest Unreal update, informaiton on a cool new Star Wars map conversion for Myth II, information on a new kind of solitaire in A Farewell to Kings, some First Impressions on Falcon 4, some information on two new Mac gaming sites, an update to Harpoon 3, a preview of Oni, some links to other gaming information and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on the next Office release for the Mac from Microsoft, information on ATI's Oriion card, andlots of product news.

MacInTouch

Low End Mac

The Apple Store
Dan Knight thinks Apple could borrow a page from Gateway with their new Gateway Coutnry Stores. He says that would have to Think Different about the way thaey did it though.

The Apple Store

MacOPINION

Apple's Road Ahead Part 12: Still on Track?
Philip Machanik recaps all the announcements from WWDC and pronounces Apple to be on track.

Apple's Road Ahead Part 12: Still on Track?

An Early Look to the Future
Jeff Lewis has some first impressions of MacOS X (the real thing, not MacOS X Server). A definite read for folks looking to the future.

An Early Look to the Future

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MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, June 7th
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Update:MGL has added information on World Without Borders GameWeek, information on the latest update to Unreal, some information on Weekend Warrior, some Carmageddon II news, information that Adrenaline has released Native Assault, information on a new Myth II map, more dazzling screenshots of Unreal Tournament, information on a sale at MAC-O-RAMA, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

News Summary
MGL has a Tanaka Demo download update, an interview with Aspyr Media, some disturbing information from John Carmack at id Software, some information on OpenGL 1.1 in Mac OS 8.7, an nterview with Epic's Tim Sweeney, a patch for Falcon 4, information on a Mac version of Anachronox, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has reader info related to the shipping of the new PowerBooks and lots of other product news.

Inside Mac Games

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news of another Unreal update including a First Impression of the update, some cool news about Weekend Warrior (hint: it's now freeware), a cool interview with some Bungie folks, some Duke Nukem Forever information, and lots more! Check it out.

Inside Mac Games

MacOPINION

Top 10 Dangers For Apple - Mid Year Update
John Martellaro checks his scorecard from a piece he did 6 months ago. The is another great piece from Mr. Martellaro. Read it.

Top 10 Dangers For Apple - Mid Year Update

Sex Don't Scare Me None
Del Miller is talkign about censorship, though he starts off with a story about his father's barn and a bull and a cow. The censorship issue is always a good one to discuss and this column makes for great reading.

Sex Don't Scare Me None

Applelinks

The Farr Site - The Ineffability of Wisdom
John Farr has written a great piece! Mr. Farr took a trip to the local public library and had an encounter with a librarian. While the ending was not as satisfying as one might hope, the story itself is a great read. A definite MUST!

The Farr Site - The Ineffability of Wisdom

MacSoldiers

Will Emailer be rolled into AppleWorks 6?
Samuel Sharp weaves together the various rumor threads surrounding Claris E-mailer and AppleWorks 6. Lots to sift through and Mr. Sharp does a good job.

Will Emailer be rolled into AppleWorks 6?

Developers who drop the Mac are usually already in a financial pickle
George Wagner sees some trends with companies that are or have cut Mac support. With HP's decision to cut Mac scanner support in the last couple of weeks, Mr. Wagner looks behind the obvious.

Developers who drop the Mac are usually already in a financial pickle

Follow up at Sears
George Wagner has some follow-up ideas about his report on iMacs at Sears from last week.

Follow up at Sears

MacTimes

Commercial WebSites Hacked By Vandals
MacTimes has a news story on a commercial web site hacked in "retaliation" against a recent FBI raid on hackers. There is also a brief editorial at the end of the article stating eloquently the author's thoughts on cyberattacks against innocent web sites. A good read.

Commercial WebSites Hacked By Vandals

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MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, June 4th
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Trouble Ahead: Australian Web Clampdown?
John Farr has thoughts on the absurd law passed in Australia regarding permissible content on the Internet. As Mr. Farr points out, in this global community, what one set of anti-choice bigots succeed in taking away from the rest of the population, another set will use to help them further their own attempts to control your world. Point? Read Mr. Farr's editorial no mattrer where you live!

Trouble Ahead: Australian Web Clampdown?

Why Apple needs to foster more partnerships?
Paul Shields thinks it is time for Apple to stop being so conservative in some of its dealings. He thinks the company would benefit by developing more partnerships in the business world.

Why Apple needs to foster more partnerships?

The Warp Core Engineering Upgrade
John Martellaro has another great column for us this week. He has bought a new Blue & White G3 and he is pretty excited about it. Fortunately he has elected to tell us all about it, so head over to Applelinks and read the Warp Core!

The Warp Core Engineering Upgrade

Low End Mac

Why Low End Mac?
Is Low End Mc going through an identity crisis? They are covering low end Macs, right? Dan Knight has some thoughts on this issue.

Why Low End Mac?

MacWeek

News of the World: iMac-mania in Taiwan
Macworld Magazine/Chinese Edition editor Fred Jame has the scoop on a recent computer show in Taipei. Good reading.

News of the World: iMac-mania in Taiwan

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has information from John Carmack on Quake III, some Daikatama screen shots, a Heavy Metal: FAKK2 interview and preview, screenshots from a new Myth II total conversion, a hands-on preview of Unreal Tournament, some Caesar III movies, some desktop pictures from the upcoming game called Experience, information on strategy guides for Star Wars: Episode 1 titles, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacOPINION

Miscellaneous Ramblings #16
Dr. Tim Hillman explores the nature of competition and the goings on in the computer industry today. A good read.

Miscellaneous Ramblings #16

That Rumbling Sound...
Charles Moore is making up for last time and covers a number of issues. Check it out to find out more, it is also a good read.

That Rumbling Sound...

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has more reader feedback on MacOS X Server, information on a 17" iMac, information on a bug in MacOS X Server, and lots of product information.

MacInTouch

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MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, June 3rd
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Lombard: Still the Mac To Have
MacTimes has one of the first Full Reviews of the new PowerBooks from Apple. Very informative and indepth. Check it out.

Lombard: Still the Mac To Have

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information on a new release of Quake III, several pieces of news from Logicware, an important update from ATI on the status of the Orion card, information that iMagic Online seeks a Mac programmer, information on Chessworks, a link to a first look at Heavy Metal and Unreal Tournament.

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has information on changes in Quake III, a link to some Diablo II movies, some Jack Rabbit 2 news, some information on Water Race, some cool news that Myth and Myth II will become role playing games, information on Carmegeddon 2, news on Chessworks, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacSoldiers

iMacs and Sears - First Impressions
George Wagner took a trip to Sears this past weekend. He went looking to see an iMac. He found one, but the store wasn't really ready to sell them.

iMacs and Sears - First Impressions

MacOPINION

On Reading and Writing Reviews
Eric Barzeski isn't too hot about reviews and reviewers. Exploring the politics behind reviewing as well as the way "Facts" can be wrong, Mr. Barzeski explains why we should all be careful when reading reviews. One issue: Much of what Mr. Barzeski says pertains more to print magazines (which are more beholden to large advertisers) than are web-based magazines.

On Reading and Writing Reviews

Applelinks

iMac Reports from Sears
Applelinks has a report on iMacs at Sears that focuses on the good stores. A little positive reporting on this issue is a great thing. Check it out!

iMac Reports from Sears

Solution Guide: E-mail servers
Paul Shields thinks that communication with customers is of paramount import. This is true of course and Mr. Shields is here to with advice on setting up a reliable e-mail server.

Solution Guide: E-mail servers

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has some reader feedback on MacOS X Server, information on an Apple Tech Info Library note, information on a FileMaker Pro, information on Intergraph's ExtremeZ-IP and Cyan's MacServerIP, and lots of product information.

MacInTouch

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MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, June 2nd
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Are Mac Websites Being Too Rough On Sears?
MacTimes is commenting on an editorial by MacBC about the treatment of Sears by many Mac sites. A thought provoking piece that we recommend that everyone read.

Are Mac Websites Being Too Rough On Sears?

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has more of the soap opera surrounding the MaraMyth TC effort, an update on Quake II, an Unreal Tournament movie, some information on Bungie.net, links and other information on several Oni previews, information on a (surprise) Descent update, and more.

Inside Mac Games

MacWeek

The O'Grady Files: New use for extra clock cycles
Jason O'Grady takes a very amusing look into the way Mac users tend to keep their old Macs and then explores things you can do with them. Very entertaining and informative column.

The O'Grady Files: New use for extra clock cycles

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has some movies of Ferazel's Wand, some Quake III info, information about a resignation at id Software, information on a Blue and White G3 and Tanaka fix, information on a new game called Cartoon Combat, screenshots from Silver, information on Mac programmers needed for some Mac games, information on Bolo Buddy 2.0, an update for Harpoon 3, a teaser movie of Star Wars: Episode 1 - Racer, a link to our own Name of the Game column, information on a game web site retailer, and anew Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Applelinks

HS Freshmen Get PowerBooks!
Applelinks has a cool report on a program in Minnesota that supplies PowerBooks to students. Under the program, students are required to fulfill certain requirements in order to be able to take them home. If they meet other requirements they can keep them. While some may look at it as bribery, many will see it as a good incentive. Read the article for more.

HS Freshmen Get PowerBooks!

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has a good reader report on MacOS X Server, a call for Mac betz testers, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

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MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, June 1st
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IMG has information on the release of the Tanaka demo, information on an alliance between IMG and Vertigo, gossip from the MaraMyth TC project, tips for Mac gamers on the new faster PowerMacs from Apple, information on some cool new Myth units, information on a new title from Creative Edge, and much more. Check it out!

Inside Mac Games

MacSoldiers

Better management of system memory — quitting apps in the proper order
MacSoldiers offers us a heapin' helpin' of tips for proper memory management.

Better management of system memory — quitting apps in the proper order

MacOPINION

Part I: Do You Trust The Cook?
In what MacOPINION tells us is a first, two of our favorite Mac writers, Del Miller and John Martellaro, collaborate on a column dealing with computing, ethics, and more.

Part I: Do You Trust The Cook?

Part II: So, Who DO You Trust?
In what MacOPINION tells us is a first, two of our favorite Mac writers, Del Miller and John Martellaro, collaborate on a column dealing with computing, ethics, and more.

Part II: So, Who DO You Trust?

Applelinks

The Farr Site - Comandante K: Whine Patrol
John Farr has an excellent column this week. Speaking with Comandante Karma, Mr. Farr has a conversation about, well, it's kind of hard to explain. Read it yourself and enjoy!

The Farr Site - Comandante K: Whine Patrol

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL tells us that the 3D Racer Tanaka Demo released along with lots of information on the product, information on updates to Railroad Tycoon, information on Unreal, updates on Quake 2, Settlers III, Falcon 4.0, and Aliens vs. Predator, links to a preview of Redneck Rampage, an update to Descent I and II, an interview with Deus Ex Game Designer, an interview with Anachronox project leader, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on the speed bump from Apple, information on version 3.0.2 updaters for Apple Remote Access Server and ARA Client, a price drop from Sonnet, and lots of product announcements.

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